First off, sorry about my very long hiatus! I really needed a break from worrying about getting posts up here, so I took it. Sometimes you just need to let things go, you know?
We of course didn't let doing learning activities go, so on with the posting!
This is a great activity to work math skills.
- crayons (optional)
- pattern blocks or pattern shapes printed off of your computer (you can make the shapes in a Word document and print them out)
Have your child trace the pattern block pieces onto a paper and then cut them out. If you don't have pattern block pieces, just create some shapes in Word and print them out. If your child isn't able to trace and cut, do this for your child beforehand.
Have your child take the pieces and create a picture. Older children can use their creativity. For younger children, you will likely need to give direction (like, let's make a cat with these shapes).
Have your child glue the pieces in place and use crayons to add some details to make the picture if desired.